Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I have just finished the cutest project. This design (the tutu bodice) is from www.embroiderygarden.com. It is a completely done in the hoop project for a 5x7 hoop. After you finish the bodice, simply add strips of tulle and ribbons and decorate to suite your taste. If you google tutu hair bow holders you will find a huge amount of pictures and ideas. I used what I had on hand to make this one but took a quick trip to the store today to get some fun things to do with some more. In this file she also includes perfect, easy to follow directions complete with pictures. I had wanted one of these for my granddaughters for a while now but if you look at them, you'll find they can be pricey. I found them from $12.99 up to $60.00 on etsy. This design is only $10.00 and the possibilities are endless. Some that I have looked at are made from wood and some are made from foamcore board, but I couldn't imagine cutting these out. You will get a template with the design and a complete list of all materials you will need. The back is just as finished and pretty as the front. Any little girl would love having one of her very own I would imagine. I am not connected with Embroidery Garden in any way, but I sure am a happy customer!
I love cooking on my gas stove but let's face it, it's hard to clean! I use baking soda and a warm wet cloth to scrub with and once it is clean I coat it with car wax, let dry to a haze and then buff. Amazingly it will keep the scrubbing to a bare minimim next time it is wiped! This will last for quite a while before it has to be done again. I love it when you find an easy way to clean. I also have found once the shower doors are clean, I can take a bit of baby oil on a wash cloth and rub over them and they will repel the soap and water.